Beauharnois (electoral district)

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Beauharnois
Quebec electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1947
District abolished1952
First contested1949
Last contested1949

Beauharnois (also known as Beauharnois—Salaberry) was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1935, from 1949 to 1953, and from 1968 to 1972.

Beauharnois riding was created in the British North America Act of 1867. It was merged into Beauharnois—Laprairie riding in 1933.

In 1947, "Beauharnois" riding was re-created from Beauharnois—Laprairie and Châteauguay—Huntingdon.

In 1952, it became "Beauharnois—Salaberry". It reverted to "Beauharnois" from 1966 to 1971, and from 1976 to 1977. The rest of time it was known as "Beauharnois—Salaberry" as it is known as today.

Description[edit]

Beauharnois initially consisted of the area bounded on the north-east and south-east by the County of Chateaugai, on the south-west by the south-western limits of the Seigniory of Beauharnois, on the north-west by the River St. Lawrence, including all islands nearest to and wholly or in part opposite the said County. It comprised the Parishes of Saint Clément, Saint Louis de Gonzague, Saint Stanislas de Kostka, Ste. Cecile and Saint Timothée.

In 1924, it was redefined to consisted of the County of Beauharnois including the City of Valleyfield.

It was abolished in 1933, and redistributed into Beauharnois—Laprairie and Châteauguay—Huntingdon.

In 1947, it was re-created, and defined to consist of the county of Beauharnois, the city of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, the towns of Maple Grove and Beauharnois, the municipality of St. Joachim-de-Châteauguay, the towns of Châteauguay and De Léry, and the municipality of St. Anicet and Ste. Barbe.

It was renamed Beauharnois—Salaberry in 1952.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Beauharnois
1st  1867–1872     Michael Cayley Conservative
2nd  1872–1874     Ulysse-Janvier Robillard Independent Conservative
3rd  1874–1878
4th  1878–1878     Michael Cayley Conservative
 1879–1882 Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron
5th  1882–1887
6th  1887–1891     Independent Conservative
7th  1891–1896     Conservative
8th  1896–1900
9th  1900–1902     George di Madeiros Loy Liberal
 1902–1904
10th  1904–1908     Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron Conservative
11th  1908–1911     Louis-Joseph Papineau Liberal
12th  1911–1917     Conservative
13th  1917–1921     Opposition (Laurier Liberals)
14th  1921–1925     Liberal
15th  1925–1926 Maxime Raymond
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935
Riding dissolved into Beauharnois—Laprairie
Riding re-created from Beauharnois—Laprairie and Châteauguay—Huntingdon
21st  1949–1953     Robert Cauchon Liberal
Riding renamed Beauharnois—Salaberry

Election results[edit]

Beauharnois, 1867–1935[edit]

1867 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Michael Cayley 724
  Unknown Paul Denis 691
1872 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Independent Conservative Ulysse-Janvier Robillard 854
  Conservative Michael Cayley 764
1874 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Independent Conservative Ulysse-Janvier Robillard 711
  Unknown M. Branchaud 346
  Conservative Désiré Girouard 314
1878 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Michael Cayley 879
  Unknown M. F. W. Valois 107
By-election on Cayley's death, January 9, 1879
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron 776
  Unknown L. A. Seers 763
  Unknown J. B. C. St. Amour 28
1882 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron acclaimed
1887 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Independent Conservative Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron 1,432
  Conservative Philippe Pelletier 1,210
1891 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron 1,458
  Liberal L. A. Seers 1,155
1896 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron 1,582
  Liberal Joseph-Israël Tarte 1,534
1900 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal George di Madeiros Loy 2,016
  Conservative Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron 1,739
By-election on election being declared void, 26 March 1902
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal George di Madeiros Loy 1,822
  Conservative Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron 1,663
1904 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron 2,075
  Liberal George di Madeiros Loy 1,828
1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Louis-Joseph Papineau 1,843
  Conservative Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron 1,814
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Louis-Joseph Papineau 1,876
  Conservative Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron 1,849
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Opposition Louis-Joseph Papineau acclaimed
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Louis-Joseph Papineau 5,147
  Conservative Rodolphe Monty 3,272
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Maxime Raymond 4,724
  Conservative Stanislas Wilfrid Laroche 3,223
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Maxime Raymond 4,843
  Conservative Tancrède Fortin 2,565
  Liberal Achille Bergevin 374
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Maxime Raymond 5,714
  Conservative Joseph-Hormisdas Lebeuf 3,989

Beauharnois, 1949–1953[edit]

1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Liberal Robert Cauchon 11,631
  Progressive Conservative Joseph Primeau 4,547
     Union des électeurs Gilbert Rondeau 397

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Riding history from the Library of Parliament: